posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 08:26 PM
And for Jesus second coming let see.
The events recorded in the New Testament following the Death of Jesus would suggest that the disciples did not expect anything more from their master.
He had been nailed to a cross and with him were killed all the messianic hopes. Luke makes this very clear and in Chapter 24 of his Gospel, we read
the account of two of his disciples returning in disappointment to their home in Emmaus (Luke24:13)
The reason for the disciples feeling of disappointment was that they had belived Jesus to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah as seen in Luke 24:21.
But they could see that Jesus had died without accomplishingwhat a Messiah was predicted to do.
Therefore any person, who, at some future date, establishes a Messaianic era will be seen to be the true Messiah, but presumably Christians will argue
that such a person could only be Jesus who has returned. However, if Messianic expectations are only to be fulfilled by a second coming, what was the
point of a first coming? Both John's Gospel and Paul's epistles present Jesus as a pagan deity, who as Matthew and Luke enlighten us was born of a
virgin, just as were Adonis, son of the virgin Myrha, and Hermes, son of the virgin Maia. He was a member of a holy trinity as were Mithra and Osiris,
Hermes Tris-Mgistus (the thrice-mighty Hermes).
The Messiah of Israel, prophecies such as Isaiah 2 and Ezkiel 38 should have been fulfilled. Jesus himself spoke about his second coming, but nowhere
in the Gospels did he tell his disciples about a return from heaven some thousands of years later.